Pipe Organ Database

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Robert J. Wervey (1975)

Originally Robert J. Wervey (Opus 1554, 1930)

Location:

Christ Church Episcopal
21 Aurora Street
Hudson, OH 44236 US
Organ ID: 63484

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is no longer extant; destroyed.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Mario Buchanan on August 04, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 11 ranks. 740 pipes. 2 manuals. 8 stops. 22 registers.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by Robert J. Wervey
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 8
  • Registers: 22
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Mario Buchanan on August 04, 2020.
Database Manager on October 16, 2018:

This describes a rebuild of an existing organ.
Identified by Mario Buchanan, citing information from this publication: From old documentation inside the church.
According to the old documentation from the church, the organ was in a decrepit state, both electrically and physically with pipes installed inproperly and collapsing on themselves. It is believed that Robert Wervey rebuilt the old Voetteler-Holtkamp-Sparling that was in the chapel previously. The console was in a closet on the right-side of the chancel and the pipes were in one chamber on the left side, speaking into the room through one set of swell shades.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on August 04, 2020.
From a church archive: Open In New Tab Taken from Robert J. Wervey's proposal submitted to the church vestry.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Mario Buchanan on August 04, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Manuals and stop tabs: Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Mario Buchanan. Taken on 2008-05-01

Organ chamber: Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Mario Buchanan. Taken on 2005-05-01

Chamber interior: Photograph by Don Daley, submitted by Mario Buchanan. Taken on 2008-05-01

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